Hempstead charter high school would be 1st

Denise George teaches her fourth grade class at

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Denise George teaches her fourth grade class at Jackson Main elementary school in Hempstead. (Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)

Teenage students in Hempstead Village and surrounding communities soon could have the option of a high school that offers four extra weeks of instruction each year, plus tutoring on Saturdays and Sundays.

Sally A. Thompson, a former top administrator in Hempstead's school district, is spearheading a drive to open Long Island's first charter high school. The tuition-free school would serve...

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